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Geoffrey Allan Plauche (b. June 9, 1978)

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Relevant Favorite Quotes[edit]

"Science is the organized skepticism in the reliability of expert opinion." - Richard Feynman

"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." - Inigo Montoya

"It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a 'dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance." - Murray Rothbard

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with a series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." - H.L. Mencken

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Academic Education

Louisiana State University, Ph.D., Political Science, May 2009

Working Dissertation Title: "Aristotelian Liberalism: An Inquiry into the Foundations of a Free and Flourishing Society"
Committee: Cecil Eubanks (Chair), Ellis Sandoz, James Stoner, Mark Schafer, Ian Crystal, Louis Day
Fields: Political Philosophy/Theory, International Relations, Philosophy

Louisiana State University, M.A., Philosophy, December 2006

Thesis: “Aristotelian-Liberal Autonomy”

Louisiana State University, M.A., Political Science, August 2004

Thesis: “Tyranny, Natural Law, and Secession”

Louisiana State University, B.A.s, Dual Degrees in Political Science and History, May 2002

McNeese State University, August 1997 to May 1999

Military Training, Experience, and Awards

  • Battalion Intelligence NCO, Sergeant (E-5), HHC 3rd/156th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Louisiana Army National Guard, January 1996 to 2002. Also served as Environmental Compliance Officer and emergency Combat Lifesaver.
  • Army Achievement Medal: For duties performed during summer Annual Training, 2001.
  • Commandant’s List: Primary Leadership Development Course class of January 1999.
  • Certificate of Commendation: For duties performed during summer Annual Training, 1997.
  • Distinguished Graduate: United States Army Intelligence School, February 1997.

Other Experience

  • Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor, YMCA/Sulphur Parks & Recreation, May to August 1999.
  • 1st Degree Black Belt: Songahm Taekwondo, American Taekwondo Association, 1997.

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